Skip to comments.MetMom Serious Prayer Need--EATING threatened [Update @560]
Posted on 08/21/2010 9:18:48 PM PDT by Quix
Metmom has had allergies and food allergies her entire life. In the last few years they have gotten steadily and progressively worse. Foods have been dropping out of her diet until she reached the point she is at now and can only eat rice, chicken, lamb, and venison. Anything else causes her to react rather destructively, debilitatingly.
The problem is that the repeated continual exposure to the few remaining foods, could lead to a sensitivity to those as well, which has just happened to two foods she had been safely eating since October.
There are options for nutrition should she start to react to all foods, but they are used only in the most dire situations. She's concerned about reaching that point--and frankly has been feeling more than a little discouraged by all such.
She has undergone extensive medical testing which has all been inconclusive. Almost everything comes back normal or negative, and the few things that she does test positive for arent what causes her the most problems.
She is attempting to get into a regional medical center for more specialized medical evaluation to see if they can determine the cause and possible treatment, if any exists.
She has been prayed for and anointed numerous times over the years, however, she would appreciated continued prayer for complete healing.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND HER PLIGHT with as much empathy as you can. She's been through a 1,001 suggestions and tried a LOT of different things. She's been through the Henry Wright seminar and prayers extensively. I don't think she is quite up to handling any more suggestions currently. Those who've been through such can understand such a feeling. She just greatly would appreciate your understanding and PARTICULARLY YOUR CARING PRAYERS.
This summary is per my understanding and might be stated somewhat differently were she writing it herself. I believe she'd affirm the truth of what I've said but these are essentially my words.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR PRAYERS.
Prayers for her health.
I truly hope that MetMom finds the answer soon.
I know what it’s like to have problems eating.
I spent 3 years living on an anti-allergen diet.
Didn’t really fix things permanently.
Prayers and peace for her.
Prayers lifted, for time and for healing. May God let shine the light of understanding upon the medical staff, so that they may find answers and solutions.
There are so many things we take for granted in life.
Prayers for Metmom.
LORD, we humbly ask you in Jesus’ name, to heal Metmom and give her strength.
I had a friend to whom this happened a number of years ago...on a lark, she went and saw an acupuncturist and in no time was back to eating anything and everything...you may wish to explore this avenue.
Prayers for healing solution.
Prayers for MetMom!
Metmom, my family also suffers from difficulties relating to food. My mom just spent four months in the hospital on a pic line, so I have some understanding of how you feel. Some days it is so discouraging, and you wonder if you’ll ever figure out what is really going on.
We are praying for you and just keep holding on, to Him who shared all our pain and sorrows, and loves us with an everlasting love.
As I type this I bring your needs before Him, asking Him to give you wisdom, peace, and healing.
Father, we lift up Metmom and all her family, and ask her to give her abundantly whatever she needs.
A friend of mine just sent me this little CBN about a Christian artist, and it lifted me up. I’ll put it here so if you feel up to watching perhaps it will lift you up too. It’s about a Christian artist (one of my favorites) and how he is taking on a particularly special challenge, the Resurrection.
More prayers for Metmom. Even though you suggested new ideas were not what was needed right now, maybe something might turn up, should she want to scan down the thread.
Sometimes prayers are answered in unusual ways, maybe God will guide someone to post something that might be helpful.
Prayers for answers for metmom! I can only imagine the frustration. And I can imagine all the advice that leads to no where. The Lord’s healing hand may be the only answer. But, I will risk one more suggestion. Mary Ruth Swope a born again believer and physician wrote on the Green Leaves of Barley. In her book she talks about how young Barley leaves are a cleanser and healing herb for many toxifying conditions in the body. Also Barley was an important grain offering of first fruits unto the Lord in the Old Testament.
The Bible declares barley leaves to be Gods champion food creation the most perfect and complete of all foods. Leviticus 23:9-11 (offerings had to be perfect!)
Best of luck to you.
I’ve had skin prick testing, RAST testing, colonoscopy, endoscopy, been tested for celiac, Candida allergies, mastocytosis (not the bone marrow test), eosinophilic gastroenteritis, and a bunch of other things I’ve never heard of. Almost of which has come back negative or normal. What does show a test reaction, does not correlate with my reactions. I don’t react much to most of the things that do show positive.
My allergist has suggested that my reactions are through another mechanism that is not the typical allergic response pathway. The issue is trying to figure out what that is and if there is anything that can be done about it, or if I face the prospect of starving to death.
One FReeper some time ago, suggested I get tested for Mast Cell Activation Disorder and I am presently pursuing that avenue with my allergists encouragement. I’ve submitted a request to be evaluated at a regional medical center that does cutting edge research on it and am waiting to see if I qualify. Apparently, they are quite busy and can’t take just anybody who comes along.
I also react to foods which are high in histamine, which indicates a different kind of issue. I am react and break out badly to all vegetables and most fruits, many of which are not high in histamine, so I think that there’s more than one thing going on here.
I am also fighting a chronic oral thrush infection that I got from being on anti-biotics a couple years ago for a bad throat infection. It doesn’t seem to have ever cleared up completely although I fight it constantly. The least little increase in carbs or sugar and I’m done.
These food reactions have been a lifelong thing to varying degrees, but usually quite manageable. It’s only within the last 15 years that it’s started its downward spiral with ground lost and never gained back.
*sigh* I feel your pain.....
I would love to be able to thank you all personally for your prayers and support, but am overwhelmed at the sheer number of responses. So, thank you from the depths of my heart and please, if you think of it, keep muawiyah in your prayers as well. We’re in much the same boat. Only now I can’t eat potatoes chips any more. Potatoes are one of the two foods which recently dropped out of my diet. Other other was oats, which I did learn to like.... somewhat....
Eating the same thing for every meal for months on end does get rather tedious.
I’ve had ostrich, BTW. A supermarket which we lived near once carried it and it is excellent. We really liked it, but there wasn’t enough demand for it and the supplier quit carrying it. It’d pass for a fine cut of beef any say, for those who are interested.
Yeah. Like eating......
Until it's gone.
Prayers for Metmom’s health.
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